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Guide to Burning EEPROMs, Bin Stacking & Verifying Data

This Guide is Based on using a Willem GQ4X & The1s PCM Memcal. It is useful when burning any type of eeprom/ memcal or

Insert your chip into the burner and open the burning software.
Click Device on the left and select our chip type, In my case I have a SST27SF010.
To check your chip is detected click ID, if your chip isnt showing correctly it may not be mounted in the
socket correctly, in which case check your chip mounting vs the Device Location on the right. (Note Some
chips dont support ID detect like nvrams), If you dont have any physical markings on the chip to help ID it
then for example with a stock memcal VS-VY 1Mbit try a generic 27C010 then hi ID again, if the chip size and
type are close GQ-4X may pick up the chip and ID it for you.

Being an Eeprom click erase first to make sure the chip is blank, if yours is a nvram it doesnt need erasing, if
its a stock memcal you will need to first erase the eprom with a UV Eraser, Typical Erase Times are less than
To check it erased properly click blank check on the left. If your chip blank check fails then either the chip did
not erase properly or your chip is failing, Try erasing the chip again or if UV Type try leaving it for a longer
period in the UV Eraser.
If your chip erases and blank checks good you should have the same screen below.
You can now drag and drop your bin file into the program, Your options should be set as above, you can now
hit WRITE.

If it goes through successfully your bin file is now written to the chip.

Now to verify your Bin file burnt correctly to the chip and your chip is functioning correctly we now will click
READ. Once the read goes through click the Disk Icon and save the bin file.

We will use this program to verify our READ file VS our Original File, if these files match,
then our WRITE worked correctly and we also have verified that our chip is Fully functional.

Open the program and drag and drop both Your Original bin file and Your READ Bin file in and Press CTRL + K
then click OK. If the files are identical then the Write was successful and the chip is also working 100%
Bin Stacking
In Some Cases you May need to Bin Stack, this is usually because the eprom you are using is bigger than the bin file
you are using, For the ECM/PCM to read the chip correctly multiple copies of the bin are stacked to fill the eprom.

The easiest way to bin stack is in Tunerpro. It can be accessed Via Tools Menu, Bin Stacker/Splitter Option.

In the example above we are using a BIN file which is 32KB, originally using a 256KB(0.256Mbit) eprom, so we select
Bin Size & Block Size as 32KB.

Our new eprom size is 128KB (1.0Mbit) so we select 128KB for Chip Size and load the file into the 4 option slots as
shown. Once your Output file is selected then click Stack, you can now go back to Page 1 and burn the stacked file
onto your chip.

If there is any confusion with chip sizes and file sizes you can times the file size by 8.

16KB file * 8 = 128kb or 0.12Mbit
32KB file * 8 = 256kb or 0.25Mbit
64KB file * 8 = 512kb or 0.5Mbit
128KB file * 8 = 1024kb or 1.0Mbit
256KB file * 8 = 2048kb or 2.0Mbit

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